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Baby Quasar Red and Baby Quasar MD

Baby Quasar Red and Baby Quasar MD Review

Facial Treatments

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Best Feature:
Light therapy reduces redness, inflammation & signs of aging
Worst Feature:
Very expensive and some customers question its effectiveness
Best Uses:
Enhance effectiveness of current skincare products
Pricing:
$399 - $795 (5-year warranty)
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$399.00
$399.00

Overview

Baby Quasar provides professional-grade light therapy devices for spa quality facial treatments in the comfort of your own home. The company manufactures three powerful photo rejuvenation products for personal use known as the Baby Quasar Red, Baby Quasar MD and the Baby Quasar Baby Blue. The Baby Quasar Red and Baby Quasar MD are almost exactly the same except the Baby Quasar MD was originally designed for doctors and is 3 times more powerful than the Baby Quasar Red (for double the price). The Baby Quasar Red, also known as "BabyQ", and the Baby Quasar MD use proprietary light therapy technology called SequePulse, which is based on the same technology that NASA uses to accelerate healing for astronauts in space. The technology helps improve skin's tone and texture by emitting four wavelengths of red, amber and infrared light. The lights work together to increase blood flow and circulation, as well as stimulate collagen production and healing. Over the recommended 6-week treatment cycle, the device noticeably reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, pore size, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. The result is a healthy, youthful and radiant complexion. As an added bonus, the devices can also help ease muscle and joint pain caused by injury or arthritis. We will take a closer look at the Baby Blue tool in a separate review, but, basically, it is for people with acne prone skin. For the best results, Baby Quasar suggests alternating treatments between the Baby Quasar Red (or Baby Quasar MD if you don't mind spending extra) and the Baby Blue device. All devices are 100% natural, completely painless, non-invasive and recommended by dermatologists for all skin types. While they aren't meant to completely replace your current skincare routine, they will help enhance and improve the effectiveness of the products you are using without the irritating side effects associated with typical anti-aging or acne treatments.

You can purchase Baby Quasar devices on BabyQuasar.com or on other online retailers such as SkinStore.com or Dermstore.com. The Baby Quasar Red is approximately $399, while the Baby Quasar MD is around $795. The Baby Quasar Baby Blue is about $348, or you can get the Baby Quasar Red and Baby Blue "Power Pack" for about $700. You can sometimes get discounts on the products, but you just want to keep an eye on how the discount site impacts the manufacturer's warranty.

Product Report Card Grade

We give the Baby Quasar Red and the Baby Quasar MD a B+ because they are both amazing devices that you can use at home to help reduce redness, inflammation and the signs of aging with relatively minimal side effects. While they are more cost effective than light therapy sessions at a spa, we had to deduct points because both devices are very expensive and some customers didn’t feel they saw enough of a difference in their skin. No product can work miracles, but, if you can afford either the Baby Quasar Red or MD, it sounds like they could be a great addition to your skincare routine to help keep your complexion youthful and radiant.


 
This Product
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Date Reviewed
April 2013
February 2012
February 2012
Pros
Easy to use; minimal side effects when compared to other anti-aging treatment products (i.e.. retinoids); good for reducing redness and inflammation; some customers reported that the devices helped to relieve sinus congestion; small enough to travel with; 100% natural and FDA-accepted; made in USA
Boosts skin's natural hydrating ability; super absorbent, fragrance-free, lightweight, non-greasy formula that is good for all skin including very sensitive, acne-prone and oily skin; addition of vitamin B5 helps soothe, heal and regenerate the skin
Effective at smoothing and hydrating skin; serum is non-greasy, lightweight and super absorbent; fragrance-free; not tested on animals
Cons
Very time-consuming; expensive (especially if you also want to buy the Baby Blue device for acne); using PureSilk Serum (est. $60) with the device is recommended
Expensive; best results when combined with CE Ferulic antioxidant (est. $144); isn't a replacement for a moisturizer; tested on animals
Expensive; cannot be used as a replacement for moisturizer
Skin Type
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Skin Concern
Aging
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Price (est.)
$399 - $795
$74
$65
Treatment Size
The devices are both 6.5" tall. The Baby Quasar Red's head is 1.25" in diameter, and it weighs less than 8 ounces. The Baby Quasar MD's head is 2.25" in diameter, and it weighs slightly more than 8 ounces.
30ml
30ml
Active Ingredients / Technology
The Baby Quasar Red and Baby Quasar MD use a proprietary light therapy technology called SequePulse to help improve skin's tone and texture. The technology emits 4 wavelengths of red, amber and infrared light, which increase blood flow and circulation, as well as stimulate collagen production and healing. In 6 weeks, the device can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, pore size, rosacea and hyperpigmentation.
The serum contains sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid) and vitamin B5. Sodium hyaluronate attracts and binds moisture to the skin, while Vitamin B5 promotes cellular renewal and heals damaged skin.
The serum helps keep skin hydrated with a concentrated formula containing sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid), sodium PCA, honey, Yerba Santa and a mineral complex. It also features Silk Proteins to soften skin and sea algae to soothe skin and promote moisture.
Fragrance
N/A
Fragrance-Free
Fragrance-Free
Ingredients
N/A
Water, Sodium Hyaluronate (salt form of Hyaluronic Acid), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) and Phenoxyethanol.
Water, Saccharide Isomerate, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces, Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces Manganese Ferment, Saccharomyces Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces Potassium Ferment, Lactobacillus/Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf Ferment Extract, Honey Extract, Algae Extract, Opuntia Tuna Flower/Stem Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Pca, Urea, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.
Product Design
The devices are both made out of a durable aluminum with high quality electrical components, and they emit a red light. If you don't like the silver color, the Baby Quasar Red also comes in a pink tinted aluminum.
It comes in a clear bottle with a dropper applicator.
The serum comes in a clear pump bottle that limits its exposure to air.

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to travel with and comes with a travel pouch
  • 100% natural and FDA-accepted
  • Made in USA
  • Minimal side effects when compared to other anti-aging treatment products such as retinoids
  • Good for reducing redness and inflammation
  • Some customers reported that they are experiencing relief of sinuses congestion since using the devices

Cons

  • Very time consuming
  • Expensive (especially if you have to buy the Baby Quasar and the Baby Blue device for acne)
  • It sounds like you need to buy their PureSilk Serum separately (est. $60)

Key Features

Product Size
I found a lot of variation regarding the size of the devices online, so I called customer service to set the record straight. The Baby Quasar Red is 6.5" tall, the head is 1.25" in diameter, and it weighs less than 8 ounces. The Baby Quasar MD is also about 6.5" tall, but the head is 2.25" in diameter and so it weighs just slightly more than the Baby Quasar Red.
Skin Type
All skin types and skin tones (including sensitive)
Skin Concern
Aging
Product Design
The Baby Quasar Red and Baby Quasar MD are both made out of a durable aluminum, high quality electrical components and emit a red light. If you don't like the silver color, the Baby Quasar Red also comes in a pink tinted aluminum.
How it works
As mentioned, the Baby Quasar Red and Baby Quasar MD are the same devices except the Baby Quasar MD works three times as fast and is twice as expensive. They both have three operating modes, so you can adjust the treatments based on your skin type. The recommended treatment cycle is at least 6 weeks to see a difference in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pore size, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. What makes the Baby Quasar better than other at-home light therapy devices is the SequePulse technology, which emits four wavelengths of red, amber and ultra red light. The red and amber lights are anti-inflammatory, and they stimulate fibroblasts and collagen production. The red light encourages the release of nitric oxide, which aids in the healing process of your skin. Infrared light penetrates more deeply into your skin to increase blood flow and circulation.
  • Product Size: I found a lot of variation regarding the size of the devices online, so I called customer service to set the record straight. The Baby Quasar Red is 6.5" tall, the head is 1.25" in diameter, and it weighs less than 8 ounces. The Baby Quasar MD is also about 6.5" tall, but the head is 2.25" in diameter and so it weighs just slightly more than the Baby Quasar Red.
  • Skin Type: All skin types and skin tones (including sensitive)
  • Skin Concern: Aging
  • Product Design: The Baby Quasar Red and Baby Quasar MD are both made out of a durable aluminum, high quality electrical components and emit a red light. If you don't like the silver color, the Baby Quasar Red also comes in a pink tinted aluminum.
  • How it works: As mentioned, the Baby Quasar Red and Baby Quasar MD are the same devices except the Baby Quasar MD works three times as fast and is twice as expensive. They both have three operating modes, so you can adjust the treatments based on your skin type. The recommended treatment cycle is at least 6 weeks to see a difference in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pore size, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. What makes the Baby Quasar better than other at-home light therapy devices is the SequePulse technology, which emits four wavelengths of red, amber and ultra red light. The red and amber lights are anti-inflammatory, and they stimulate fibroblasts and collagen production. The red light encourages the release of nitric oxide, which aids in the healing process of your skin. Infrared light penetrates more deeply into your skin to increase blood flow and circulation.
    • If you have acne-prone skin, you should consider purchasing the Baby Quasar Baby Blue device to use with the Baby Quasar Red or MD for the best results. The Baby Blue emits wavelengths of blue light that specifically target and destroy the bacteria causing acne. As opposed to some of the harsh, irritating acne treatments out there, the Baby Blue is gentle on skin, and, when used in conjunction with the Baby Quasar Red, it can further reduce some of the inflammation and redness associated with acne or sensitive skin.
  • Directions: The treatment cycle is 24 minutes and is recommended 2-3 times a week for at least 6 weeks. If you decide to buy the Baby Quasar MD, you will only need 1 treatment a week.
  1. Wash your face thoroughly and pat dry. Then, apply a small amount of Baby's Quasar's Pure Silk Serum to your entire face.
  2. Based on your skin type, you can choose which operating mode you want to use for the treatment (Low Frequency or the Orange LED is for sensitive skin, and High Frequency or Red LED is for normal skin).
  3. Mentally divide your face into 6 sections. Starting in the top right section, move the wand slowly over the area for two minutes. The wand should be hugging the curve of your face so that the light is penetrating your skin. After two minutes, you will hear a soft tone signaling that it is time to move to the next section of your face. Moving in a counter clockwise rotation, treat all 6 sections. Then, switch the operating mode to either the Continuous Wave (Green LED) or High Frequency (Red LED) strength setting and repeat the treatment for a second time in the same direction.
  4. For specific problem areas, you can use the light therapy for another two minutes on the Continuous Wave (Green LED) strength setting.
Care Instructions
After each treatment, unplug the device and carefully clean it with cotton swabs dipped in alcohol. You never want to immerse the device in water.
Side Effects
Painless and non-invasive so there are minimal side effects. However, you do have to avoid shining the light in any mucus membranes, like your nose or eyes, as it may cause sores.
Warnings
You should check with your doctor before using the Baby Quasar light therapy tools if you are pregnant, have epilepsy OR if you are on steroids, cortisone injections, thyroid medication or medication which may cause photosensitivity.
Warranty
If you buy the device on the official website, you will get a 5 year, fix or replace, warranty with no questions asked. Baby Quasar also offers Toll Free telephone support with a Baby Quasar expert during normal East Coast business hours (M-F, 9am - 5pm ET). Some other online retailers (such as Amazon) have discount Baby Quasar products, but they only offer a 1 year warranty. Most websites I saw offered at least a 30 or 60 day money back guarantee.

Reputation

There aren't many reviews of the Baby Quasar Red or the Baby Quasar MD online, but most are relatively positive. The Baby Quasar Red has received a 3.7/5 on Amazon.com (43 reviews), a 4.1/5 on Makeupalley.com (25 reviews), a 4.3/5 on SkinStore.com (18 reviews) and a 4/5 on Dermstore.com (11 reviews). There was significantly less customer feedback on the Baby Quasar MD, but it did receive a 4.3/5 on SkinStore.com (26 reviews). On BabyQuasar.com, it says that the Baby Quasar Red was a NewBeauty Magazine Beauty Choice Award Winner in 2010 and 2011. The devices are expensive, but, if you get photo rejuvenation therapy with an esthetician or dermatologist, it can cost almost $2000 for a full treatment cycle. From that perspective, the Baby Quasar isn't a bad deal, especially since you can do as many treatments as you want from the comfort of your own home.

Most of the complaints that I read were from people who didn't notice any difference in their skin or had some issues with their device malfunctioning (usually the power cord). Lots of reviews question whether the device is worth the money. The most reputable analysis that I came across on the Baby Quasar devices, as well as on other similar treatments, was in a June 2007 New York Times article called "You Can Smooth or Zap but Will the Results Hit Home". You can Google the article easily if you are interested, but, to summarize, it was far from a resounding endorsement. For the customers that had issues with the product itself or the power cord, it sounds like the quality of Baby Quasar's customer service was a little spotty. So, if you are willing to shell out a couple hundred dollars for this device, my suggestion is that you should consider forgoing the discount website in order to get the 5 year warranty on BabyQuasar.com.

I personally haven't used the Baby Quasar and don't have any friends that use it. Unfortunately, it's currently just a little out of my price range, and, at 27, my wrinkle situation hasn't become critical yet. Despite some of the negative reviews I came across in my research, it sounds like the device do work for many people, and I am dying to try the combination of the Baby Quasar Red with the Baby Blue treatment regime.


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